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August 10, 2015

Judge OKs Latest Teacher Test in N.Y. Despite Varying Pass Rates

Black and Hispanic teacher-candidates have lower passing rates on the exam, but it measures important job-related skills, the judge ruled.

July 30, 2015

TEACH Grants Would Get a Makeover Under New Bipartisan Bill

The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

July 29, 2015

Some Ed. Schools Striving to Put More Practice in Teacher Prep

The report outlines best practices from teacher-preparation programs that offer at least a year of practice teaching.

July 24, 2015

Missing, Messy Teacher-Prep Data Stumps Even Federal Watchdog

A number of states didn't fulfill federal accountability requirements for teaching programs, and the Education Department didn't force them to, the GAO found.

June 08, 2015

Judge Throws Out N.Y. Teacher Test, Calling it Discriminatory

The ruling portends more challenges to efforts to raise standards for prospective teachers.

June 03, 2015

States Set Varying Passing Bars on New Teaching Exam

States have set the bar on the edTPA exam in different places, and some give their teacher-candidates other options to demonstrate teaching skill.

June 02, 2015

Study: Student-Teaching Placements Could Be Teacher-Equity Lever

High-quality teacher candidates seem more likely to take jobs in low-performing districts if they do their student teaching there, a study finds.

May 19, 2015

New York Again Delays Teacher-Testing Requirements

Teacher-candidates who have struggled to pass a series of new licensing tests in New York will be given new flexibility.

May 14, 2015

Are the NCTQ's Preparation Standards Linked to Better Teaching?

For the most part, there was no consistent relationship between the standards and better teaching.

May 07, 2015

In Surprise Move, Teacher Ed. Accreditation Group Ousts President

James G. Cibulka will be replaced by a former state superintendent until a new president can be found.

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